I wish I had stayed a day or two longer in this location and am puzzled by the mixed reviews I've read. I stayed in the main building and would suggest that others do the same since it is so charming. Some of the rooms on the second floor have well appointed private balconies with tables and chairs making it far more comfortable and expanding the size of the rooms, which are small. I did not mind the size of the room mostly because I was in it so little and because the bed was so comfortable.
The grounds of this resort are absolutely beautiful and the formal Italian gardens are worth strolling through. The spa makes good use of the well tended gardens and beautiful countryside, and I found the time in the spa both refreshing and relaxing. If the spa is crowded I can see how it would be disapointing but since we had the place practically to ourselves, it felt like an oasis designed to rejuvinate the soul and I left more refreshed than I would have anticipated.
The in-house restaurant was excellent - if not a bit pricey, but still worth the experience since the meal will go down as one of the best we had while in Australia. Take this for what it is worth since everyone's tastes are different, but I'm a bit of a food snob and don't make such sweeping compliments often. However, if the menu (or price) is not to your liking, there seem to be several excellent restaurants in the very quaint Daylesford downtown which is just 2-3 kms away.
- Also Known As:
- Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat Hotel Hepburn Springs
- Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat Hotel
- Peppers Springs Retreat Hotel
- Peppers Springs Retreat Hepburn
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Originally built in 1935, what began as a guest house and country pub, has evolved into a romantically elegant, boutique hotel. The philosophy of Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat is a belief that everyone needs a calm, luxuriously comfortable and re-energising haven in their lives. Our Retreat creates this haven through the highest standard in accommodation, genuinely caring for guests, authentic healthy and healing cuisine, all with empathy for the surrounding natural, rural beauty. ... more less
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